Lesson Plan

Writing An Acrostic

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Invite learners to introduce themselves through poetry. After brainstorming and choosing details, pupils draft two acrostic poems using their names as the base. They then evaluate and revise their poems.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this at the beginning of the year as a getting-to-know-you activity
  • Have individuals perfect their poems, type them up, illustrate them, and post them around the room
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource lists a few sample acrostic poems you may wish to use with your class, but doesn't include them; either look these up and provide copies, find your own examples, or write a few samples
  • Includes graphic organizers and worksheets for the brainstorming and drafting processes
  • Clearly outlines a step-by-step process for writing these poems
  • Since samples are not provided, the lesson does not actually show what an acrostic poem looks like